Kano states approve capital for water development in the wake of the cholera outbreak.

The peope in Woukpokpoe village have benefited greatly from Benin's national CDD project. They now have access to safe, clean water. (Photo: Arne Hoel)

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the Kano State Government has approved a sum of N137 billion to combat cholera through the provision of potable water in Gaya and its environs.

Mr Muhammed Garba, the state Commissioner for Information, revealed this in a statement released on Sunday in Kano.

He said the approval came after a meeting of the state’s Executive Council.

What the state said

“The money would be spent on the rehabilitation of Wudil Regional Water Scheme, Gaya town and its environs; construction of six solar mechanised boreholes and 30 hand pump boreholes,” the commissioner said.

He revealed that the capital would also be used to fund other expenses for sensitisation programmes on hygiene promotion in the area.

The commissioner said that the council also approved N40 million for the production of next Islamic year calendar by the state’s Shari’a Commission.

“The project will include the production and printing of the calendar, where the services of Islamic scholars with vast knowledge in astronomy and other vital issues pertaining to the assessment of Islamic compensation will be engaged,” he said, citing that N82 million was earmarked for high capacity generators for Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital and Muhammad Abdullahi Wase Teaching Hospital.

What you should be aware of.

Since the beginning of 2021, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported that cholera has claimed the lives of 2,791 people in 28 states and the Federal Capital Territory.



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